Maryam Hina Hasnain was born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan. She studied Fine Art first in Kuala Lumpur, and then in London, and currently holds a BA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths, University of London and an MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College, University of Arts London.
Hasnain's practice is underpinned by an interest in trade, empire, migration, borders and citizenship. These themes are explored through a variety of mediums: primarily, paintings, soundscapes, installations and textile interventions. Her studio practice extends into the realm of research, curation and collaborative practice. She is an active, founding member of the artist collective: Neulinge (est. 2019). She has previously exhibited with Artlicks Weekend, London Grads Now at the Saatchi Gallery, the South Asia Institute Chicago and Anant Art in New Delhi. Hasnain most recently co-curated a project for "Late at Tate Britain x Chelsea College'' titled "Constructing Landscapes/ Building Worlds'', where she also participated as an artist. Her work was recently acquired for University Arts Londons’ permanent collection - and in 2021, she was awarded the UC Berkeley South Asia Artist Prize for the year. She was also awarded the Ashurst Art prize 2021 in the category of new media.
Hasnain now lives and practices in Karachi.